Instagram User Leaks Images of Balmain for H&M Collaboration. #HMBALMAINATION

H&M Balmain leak

An intrepid Instagram user by the name of @kswartz83 recently leaked 99 still-life images of the hotly-anticipated Balmain for H&M collection.

The Instagram account, which is operated by Chicago-based Kathryn Swartz Rees tells The Cut that she managed to find the images with a little bit of cyber sleuthing.

“H&M’s site was indexed by Google and I happened to search at the right time using the right parameters,” Rees said over email. “All images were taken from that H&M URL. No surprise, that site is no longer live.”

The images are definitely authentic as we spotted a few pieces worn by Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner during a recent red carpet appearance with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing.

No word from Balmain or H&M about the leak, but images are just a small sampling of what will be available when the collab hits stores on November 5th. Rees said to expect more pieces and more colorways.